Psoriasis is a common skin condition worldwide. It can affect all ages and is characterised by flaking, plaque (thickened skin) and itchiness. It is thought to be due to the body’s immune system attacking the skin and disrupting its normal functions.
Psoriasis affects men and women equally and about 5% of patients will develop joint pains that may lead to “psoriatic arthritis” or joint inflammation.
Case No. 1. Psoriasis 5 years. 55 y.o. male
This 60 year old male had suffered from severe psoriasis for 5 years. The plaque and scaling skin almost covered his whole body. It was the worst case I had ever seen. However, his response after only 3 weeks’ treatment of twice weekly application of wheatgrass extract was extraordinary to say the least.
As you can see, the very thick plaque (the raised, thickened areas) has almost disappeared and is replace for the greater part by normal skin. This was one of the most extraordinary recoveries I had ever seen using wheatgrass extract therapeutically.
Case No. 2. Psoriasis 20 years. 63 y.o. male
Back & buttock lesions
Numerous treatments including topical applications, UV light and cortisone (steroid) injections etc. to no avail. Summer normally brought some relief.
On the left (one month’s wheatgrass extract) shows thick plaque, heavy scale formation and rough, thickened edges around lesions and the patient’s itch had improved significantly requiring topical steroids occasionally.
At 6 months, plaque is thinner, lesions are flattening and spreading and a pinkish skin colour has returned. Most noticeable are the numerous “skin lines” re-forming across the wound surface. More psoriatic spots have appeared, but these tend to become pale and disappear in time.
At 9 and 12 months, lesions continue to flatten and fade almost to normal skin colour.
Note: I oversaw this American patient’s treatment.
Case No. 3. 55 y.o. female. Severe psoriasis for 40 years. Unresponsive to numerous treatments.
This middle-aged lady messaged me about her suffering: “my ever present and sometimes painful psoriasis.”
“I’ve been fighting this monster since i was 15, so about 40 years. I’ve tried so many things including Puva treatment – from Diprosone, Methotrexate, Collodial Silver, MANY and varied tar products, elimination diets.”
I recommended trying wheatgrass extract applying a small amount over the affected areas (which, as can be seen in the photo below left, were quite severe) just once a week. This photo shows how severe her legs were affected and a dramatic improvement in the rash where it is seen to have faded dramatically. Some open skin wounds have already healed or are healing over. The improvement was so dramatic, she booked an ocean cruise soon after she saw the extraordinary improvement of her skin. She could only dream about until wheatgrass crossed her path.
How to use wheatgrass extract for psoriasis
Apply a small amount over the worst affected areas twice weekly, (e.g. Monday/Thursday) and persevere. It is important not to overtreat. Typically, itch tends to diminish quite early, followed by thinning and flattening of plaque and reduced scaling .
Although there are many drug treatments available for treating psoriasis, they seem to be directed more towards controlling the condition rather than restoring the skin’s functionality. By comparison, wheatgrass helps reduce scale, plaque, inflammation and itchiness and restoring the skin’s functionality, which is of paramount importance. And side effects are virtually non-existent.
Dr. Chris Reynolds.